• BOMA Cycle Track Survey: Have Your Say!

    By Lloyd Suchet on February 13, 2014
    Cycle tracks have been front of mind over the past week as the City announced the entire plan for the downtown/Beltline network. BOMA sits on the Centre City Bicycle Projects Committee where we have been engaged with officials on this project. To guide our actions, we conducted a member survey in September, but so much has happened on this front […]
  • Business Tax: Coming Soon to a Property Tax Bill Near You!

    By Lloyd Suchet on February 12, 2014
    You may recall that a few years ago the City of Calgary considered, and then passed a bylaw that consolidated the Business Tax with the Non-Residential Property Tax. BOMA Calgary opposed the proposal on the grounds that it actually represented a tax increase of over $200 million to commercial real estate in Calgary. This is because vacant units, as well […]
  • Looking for Better Transportation Solutions: Cycling

    By Bill Partridge on January 15, 2014
    (Note: These views are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of BOMA Calgary.) If you, like me, have ever ridden your bicycle into downtown Calgary, you know very well that you are taking a significant risk, given the sheer volume of traffic on the city’s streets and avenues. There has to be a better way. I have […]
  • Role of Government

    By Lloyd Suchet on January 10, 2014
    What is the proper role of government? What services should they provide, and what should they leave to the private sector? These questions have plagued policy makers for as long as societies have been organized into governments. In Canada we live this question each time a level of government presents and considers a budget.  In the last week of November […]
  • Is Bill 28 Good for Alberta?

    By Bill Partridge on October 31, 2013
    Bill 28 – Modernizing Regional Governance Act, was introduced in the Alberta Legislature on Monday of this week. That’s first reading. It was debated in the legislature on Wednesday night until the wee hours of Thursday October 31, which coincidentally is Halloween.
  • YYC Food Trucks

    By Lloyd Suchet on October 20, 2013
    For the last two years food trucks have roamed Calgary streets serving up their fare under a City of Calgary pilot project. In September, those rules were codified in the City’s bylaw that will be in effect on October 31st.